Urge iPhone owners to check settings to prevent thieves from making changes

You may not realize that there is an easy yet powerful setting to keep your information better protected even if your iPhone is taken over by the wrong person, a very simple process.

We spend a lot of money on our iPhones from buying the device itself to having to pay for our monthly plans, so we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to protect our devices.

Sometimes bad things happen out of control and our precious smartphones get lost or stolen, so take a moment to make this quick fix for your security.

Adjust your iPhone settings to keep hackers out of your personal data.
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How can I protect my iPhone?

The main form of protection you can create for your iPhone right now is to disable access to your phone Control Center When your iPhone is locked. If you block others’ access to your Control Center, thieves won’t be able to turn on Airplane mode, which could allow them to bypass your lock screen. Every iPhone owner should take out their phones right now and follow these easy steps to avoid this troubling threat.

What does Control Center look like?

To display the Control Center on your iPhone, simply Swipe down from the top right corner from your screen. This reveals a Control Center menu that gives the user quick access to features like Airplane mode, screen brightness control, flashlight, camera, and more.

Your iPhone's Control Center is a quick hit.

Your iPhone’s Control Center is a quick hit.
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How do I disable access to my Control Center?

  • Unlock your iPhone and go to File settings Implementation.
  • Scroll down a bit and select Face ID and passcode.
Face ID allows you to enter your passcode.

Face ID allows you to enter your passcode.
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  • Enter pass codeto reveal the list.
Enter your passcode here.

Enter your passcode here.
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  • Go to the titled menu section Allow access when locked .
Allow access when your phone is locked.

Allow access when your phone is locked.
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  • Within this menu, toggle File Control Center Selection.
Here's how to toggle the Control Center option.

Here’s how to toggle the Control Center option.
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Should I disable access to other features while my phone is locked?

There are two other features that you may want to disable while your iPhone is locked. The first feature is access supplements. This will prevent thieves from connecting your iPhone to a USB device, giving them a chance to unlock your phone. To make sure this feature is turned off, follow the same steps we mentioned above to turn Control Center off and on supplements.

You can turn off

You can turn off Accessories in Settings.
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Another feature that you may want to disable is access Apple Wallet. This will prevent any purchases from being made by those who do not have access to your passcode to unlock your phone. To disable access to Apple Wallet while your phone is locked, follow the steps above to turn Control Center off and on wallet.

Apple Wallet stores cards, tickets, boarding passes, and more on your iPhone.

Apple Wallet stores cards, tickets, boarding passes, and more on your iPhone.
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Are there any other steps I should take to protect my iPhone?

Three important steps you can take to further protect your iPhone are to make sure that find my advantage It is always on so you can locate your phone when it goes missing. This allows you to locate your device on a map, play a sound to help locate it, display a message on the lock screen, or remotely erase all data on the device.

Also make sure you have a Passcode and Face ID It is set up to unlock your screen so that thieves cannot automatically access your information. In addition, you can enable Two-factor authenticationto your iCloud account to add an extra layer of security.

How to run Find My

  • open the settings Implementation.
  • Click on your nameat the top of the screen.
Click on your name in Settings.

Click on your name in Settings.
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"create" Available in your iPhone settings.

Find My is available in your iPhone settings.
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Find your iPhone when your phone is lost.

Find your iPhone when your phone is lost.
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  • Make sure to toggle all settings on me.
Settings for creating a password.

Settings for creating a password.
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How do Set up a passcode:

  • open the settingsImplementation.
  • Faucet Face ID and passcode .
  • Choose Fill in the access code.
  • Enter a6 digits.
  • How to set up Face ID.
  • open thesettings Implementation.
  • FaucetFace ID and passcode.
  • Enter6 digits.
  • FaucetSet up Face ID.
  • Follow the instructions providedTo allow your iPhone to get the first full scan of your face.
  • FaucetCompleteWhen you finish the first scan.
  • Follow the instructions providedAllows your iPhone to obtain a full-second scan of your face.
  • Faucetdid.

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